El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Several of the region's best teachers were honored on Tuesday.
Twenty-one area school district teachers were invited to attend Region 19's 'Teacher of the Year Meet and Greet' program.
They were selected by their peers to compete in the district competition.
The winner will move on to the state level of the competition.
Last year, Mrs. Irene Salom was named the Texas Teacher of the Year. She teaches special education in the San Elizario Independent School District.
"They mean so much to us, to our children, for our community, for our country. And so, when we do the events for teachers, we always try and go full board," said Region 19's Jimmy Vasquez.
Ultimately, two teachers will be selected to move on to represent El Paso at the state level in Austin.
There is also a national competition that follows in Washington DC.